2021 NFL draft quarterback rankings: Mel Kiper picks QB risers, intriguing prospects and wild cards

After a few weeks of the college football season, it's time to reset my rankings of the quarterbacks for the 2021 NFL draft. The names at the top of the class are familiar if you read my preseason Big Board, but there are a couple of surprises who round out the new top five.

Along with my updated rankings, I have a few notes on North Dakota State signal-caller Trey Lance, who just played his one and only game of the season. I also picked some early-season superlatives, including the QB who has risen most, the most intriguing QB prospect and a Day 3 wild card to keep an eye on. Let's get into it:

Kiper's top five quarterbacks for the 2021 NFL draft